(A) A college or university that seeks state board of education approval to prepare individuals for associate licensure shall have the approval of the Ohio board of regents to grant the applicable associate degree.
(B) The college or university shall request approval from the state board of education to offer a program leading to associate licensure in an area specified in paragraph (H)(1) of rule 3301-24-05 of the Administrative Code. The request shall be made in accordance with procedures and forms provided for on the department's website (education.ohio.gov).
(C) Approval by the state board of education shall be based on the following criteria:
(1) Evidence that a two-year college meets or exceeds the requirements for a college to be approved to prepare individuals for associate licensure as specified in rule 3301-21-05 of the Administrative Code; or
(2) Evidence that a four-year college or university's education unit meets or exceeds the standards of either the national council for accreditation of teacher education (www.ncate.org) or the teacher education accreditation council (www.teac.org) as specified in rule 3301-24-03 of the Administrative Code; and
(3) In the case of both two and four-year colleges and universities, recommendation by the Ohio educator standards board based on evidence provided by a thorough review of the proposed program in relationship to the guidelines of appropriate professional organizations.
(E) Approved programs shall retain such status until withdrawn at the request of the college or university or approval is rescinded by the state board of education pursuant to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.